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My name is Sarah Nivala and I am the Assistant Director of Marketing at Inkshares, an award-winning book publisher and author community.

Join fellow novelists in submitting your partial or finished manuscripts to the Inkshares All-Genre Manuscript Contest, open November 7th through February 28th, 2021. There is no fee to enter the contest. Inkshares will select at least three authors to grant publishing deals (and representation in TV/film, audiobook, and foreign rights). The top three books will be determined through a combination of community engagement, our proprietary technology, Story Machine, and independent evaluation by the Inkshares Story Board.

Novels we've published over the past few years from similar contests have been praised by every major review including the New York Times and reached the top of Amazon's charts. They've been licensed by the major houses in every single major foreign territory and are being adapted at the best studios and networks: Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Amazon, and Showtime, amongst others. We believe that the most talented storytellers of tomorrow are unknown today.

Any questions? Please email [email protected]

Edited to remove all-caps from thread title. Drop me a PM if you have any questions. - Becca
 

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Copy one paragraph from Inkshares contract:

"This is a book-publishing contract.
You write; we publish. You agree to collaborate with our editorial team and provide us with a finished manuscript. Contingent on a successful crowdfunding campaign (i.e., one that meets or exceeds the pre-order threshold designated by Inkshares), we agree to print, publish, and sell your book (we use “we” throughout this contract to refer to Inkshares)."

Does that mean you, the author, must meet presale numbers requirements BEFORE you actually get a publishing contract? Inkshares chooses the presale threshold it requires. Why would any author agree to that, I wonder?
 

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boxer44 said:
Copy one paragraph from Inkshares contract:

"This is a book-publishing contract.
You write; we publish. You agree to collaborate with our editorial team and provide us with a finished manuscript. Contingent on a successful crowdfunding campaign (i.e., one that meets or exceeds the pre-order threshold designated by Inkshares), we agree to print, publish, and sell your book (we use "we" throughout this contract to refer to Inkshares)."

Does that mean you, the author, must meet presale numbers requirements BEFORE you actually get a publishing contract? Inkshares chooses the presale threshold it requires. Why would any author agree to that, I wonder?
Yeah, that's not the way real publishers work. Sounds very sketchy to me.
 

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Great Gozilla's Gonads! People are still pushing this nonsense? Well, I guess they will so long as other people fall for it.
The print run and marketing costs are the financial risks a reputable publisher assumes. It's their alone. Not the writer's. They have distribution and a sales team. It's the main reason to go with a publisher.
 

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And, if you read farther into the contract guidelines, the writer gets a very limited royalty, and only AFTER all publishing costs get paid FIRST.

This group has been up on other author forums in the past, and most times, gets lost very quickly. It appears if you already have a great buyer list and good promotions, then you get to share both your writing proceeds and your promotional proceeds with a publisher that charges the writer for everything it does and then shares the revenue with itself. 

I suggest any author do your own homework, and investigate any and all claims 'publishers' make, and any expenses that accrue to your work before you sign anything. That's holds with any publishing contract today, not just this one.
 

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InksharesPublishing said:
Novels we've published over the past few years from similar contests have been praised by every major review including the New York Times and reached the top of Amazon's charts. They've been licensed by the major houses in every single major foreign territory and are being adapted at the best studios and networks: Warner Brothers, Lionsgate, Amazon, and Showtime, amongst others.
Unh... Wanna name those titles? (Why am I not holding my breath. ;))
 

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MMSN said:
Unh... Wanna name those titles? (Why am I not holding my breath. ;))
We ever going to get those titles? It's been more than a week, seems the OP isn't coming back to answer or respond in any way.
 
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